Features p.33 The Lisa Computer System [author Gregg Williams] State-of-the-art hardware and software are combined in this new machine that literally anyone can use. p.54 Build a Handheld LCD Terminal [author Steve Ciarcia] A single-line display is quite adequate for many troubleshooting and monitoring applications. p.68 Apple's Enhanced Computer: The Apple IIe [author Robin Moore] For about the same price as the II, the IIe gives you a variety of exciting new features and capabilities. p.90 An Interview with Wayne Rosing, Bruce Daniels, and Larry Tesler [author Chris Morgan, Gregg Williams, and Phil Lemmons] Three key members of Apple's engineering staff discuss the development of the Lisa computer system. p.118 The Enhanced VIC-20, Part 1: Adding a Reset Switch [author Joel Swank] How to add a convenient feature to your VIC-20. p.130 The World of Standards [author Chuck Card, R. Donald Prigge, Josephine L. Walkowicz, and Marjorie F. Hill] The process for producing American National Standards is full of checks and balances. p.146 Welcome to the Standards Jungle [author Ian H. Witten] An in-depth look at the confusing world of computer connections. p.182 A Proposed Floppy-Disk Format Standard [author Chuck Card] A brief description of a proposed format that will allow you to interchange disks from several systems. p.194 The Proposed ANSI BASIC Standard [author Ronald Anderson] The committee asks for your opinion. p.203 NAPLPS: A New Standard for Text and Graphics, Part 1: Introduction, History, and Structure [author Jim Fleming and William Frezza] A close look at an important and controversial new communications standard. p.256 Realizing Graphics Standards for Microcomputers [author Fred E. Langhorst and Thomas B. Clarkson III] Use of the Virtual Device Interface graphics system will make portable graphics application software possible. p.272 The IEEE Standard for the S-100 Bus [author Mark Garetz] Standardization helps manufacturers design compatible components independently. p.314 Problem Oriented Language, Part 3: Assembling the Modules [author Mark Finger] The final segment of this article describes assembling the modules into a complete programming system. p.347 User's Column: Confessions, Pascal Prime, Wescon, and Perfect Writer [author Jerry Pournelle] Our resident critic comments on Wescon and text editors. p.392 Shape-Table Graphics for the TRS-80 [author Dan Rollins] Draw complex shapes with a single command. p.452 Passing Untyped Parameters In UCSD Pascal [author Eliakim Willner] An assembler-language function and a "trick" combine in a parameter-passing method. p.458 A Terminal Program for the TRS-80 Model III [author Ralph L. James] A world of information is just a phone call away. Reviews p.302 The Scribble Text Processor [author Christopher O. Kern] p.366 LDOS Utilities [author Tim Daneliuk] Nucleus p.6 Editorial: Standards: The Love/Hate Relationship p.14 Letters p.28, 127, 370, 433, 441 BYTE's Bits p.370, 374 Book Reviews: 68000 Assembly Language Programming; A Practical Introduction to Computer Graphics p.371 Technical Forum: The Magic of the Monte Carlo Method p.378 System Notes: A High-Resolution Analog-to-Digital Converter for the TRS-80 p.428 BYTELINES p.434 Event Queue p.441 Books Received p.442 Ask BYTE p.444 Clubs and Newsletters p.446 Software Received p.468 What's New? p.525 Unclassified Ads p.526 BOMB. BOMB Results p.527 Reader Service In This Issue Microcomputer enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the release of Apple's new machines, the Lisa and the IIe (featured in our cover photo by Mike Blake). Officially announced on January 19, these computers, especially the Lisa, are big news. Rumors have been rife about Apple's new products for quite a while, but now the speculation has come to an end and BYTE features three exclusive articles about them. Gregg Williams writes an in-depth description of "The Lisa Computer System," Robin Moore reviews "Apple's Enhanced Computer: The Apple IIe," and Chris Morgan, Gregg Williams, and Phil Lemmons interview three key members of the Lisa design team. A boon to microcomputer users and a bane to many manufacturers, standards are a current hot topic within the computer industry. This month we feature several articles on the topic of standards, including "The IEEE Standard for the S-100 Bus" by Mark Garetz, "Realizing Graphics Standards for Microcomputers" by Fred E. Langhorst and Thomas B. Clarkson III, "A Proposed Floppy-Disk Format Standard" by Chuck Card, and part I of "NAPLPS: A New Standard for Text and Graphics" by Jim Fleming and William Frezza. Also featured this month: Steve Ciarcia tells how to "Build a Handheld LCD Terminal," Jerry Pournelle writes about "Confessions, Pascal Prime, Wescon, and Perfect Writer," and Joel Swank starts our new series on the Commodore VIC-20.